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.com live. and so, there was all this kerfuffle yesterday about the exchange between dianne feinstein and senator ted cruz of texas. he challenged her with whether you could similarly limit the first amendment rights and the fourth amendment that protects from search and seizure and so on in the way he thinks she's trying to do to second amendment rights. this was all over the broadcast yesterday. i ask you this, chris, as much attention as that got and we're going to show the viewers point of that in a minute. what was the point? because as of right now, are there even arguably the votes for the thing in the senate, the full senate or the house? >> megyn, don't start raising the bar for-- or lowering the bar for pointlessness in washington d.c., we'd all be out of a job in no time. come on, no, i kid a little. >> megyn: can that be done? can one lower that bar? >> well, congress is trying. we try, this city tries all the time, but the truth is that the exchange is important in this pay, that it encapsulates pretty well, what these two points of view are that dianne feinstein did not
by california senator dianne feinstein, no republicans voted for it. the bill includes a return to what used to be the law until 2004. the restriction on the sale of magazines that hold more than ten bullets at a time. that bill will now go to the full senate. and so far, no republicans have said they will support it. in debating it today, though, something kind of amazing happened in the senate and we have the tape of it. i want to show you the tape and what's going to happen here at the beginning is that you will see the republican senator from texas ted cruz, freshman senator giving a little lecture about what he thinks is important in this discussion. this lecture specifically to senator dianne feinstein, but bear with me. sit through the lecture for a second because what you're watching for here, what you want to see is the reaction to the lecture. watch. >> if i might pose a question to the senior senator from california. it seems to me that all of us should begin as our foundational document with the constitution. and the second amendment in the bill of rights provides that the right
, democrat dianne feinstein on the constitution. >> the question i would pose to the senior senator from california is would she deem it consistent with the bill of rights for congress to engage in the same endeavor that we are contemplating doing with the second amendment in the context of the first or fourth amendment? >> senator veteran feinstein was not amused. >> i'm not a sixth grader. senator, i have been on this committee for 20 years. it study the constitution myself. i am reasonably well educated. and i thank you for the lecture. >> the fireworks were not shocking considering the emotion on both sides over gun control. this legislation is the most controversial of the four considered by the judiciary committee following the newtown connecticut school shooting which left 20 children and six adults dead. the measure would ban manufacturer, sale and use of 157 firearms. it would limit ammunition magazines to ten rounds. leading republican says it isn't fair to law-abiding citizens seeking protection. >> it's not much satisfaction to say that criminals will have access to whole ran
to believe that chemical weapons have been used. dianne feinstein, the democratic colleague said today the white house has to make some kind of decision on this. jessica yellin is already in israel, she joins us by phone. jessica, you have senator feinstein a short time ago saying "i think the probables are very high and i think the white house needs to be prepared. the white house seems cautious today. where are they standing on this? >> anderson, white house officials say that they're still assessing the reports that chemical weapons were used. we know the president has said that the use of chemical weapons is a red line and that if assad crosses it that there will consequences. he has said you will be held accountable. today, his chief of staff said it would be a game changer if, in fact, chemical weapons were used. now, the president has not specified what he means, exactly, when he said his regime would be held accountable. there have been reports that the u.s. has developed a plan for direct action against syria, but there is no indication that the president would necessarily pur
between dianne feinstein and ted cruz. >>> president obama pushes for a compromise on his third trip to the hill. while dealing with israel and the nuclear program. >>> the passengers of "the dream." >>> and explosive testimony in the ohio teen rape case. >>> a health update for coffee and tea drinkers. >>> and chelsea clinton may have a new $10 million place to call home. >>> good morning. senators are preparing to work through the weekend this morning after failing to pass a temporary spending plan for the rest of this fiscal year. lawmakers have until march 27th to avoid a government shutdown. danielle lee is on capitol hill with more on washington's budget battle. >> lawmakers have until march 27th for that temporary budget. but they'd like to get it done by next week, in time for their spring break. the debate over next year's budget is already underway. in meetings this week, president obama talked of compromise. but here on the senate floor, the real test. senators stalled progress in a temporary budget by loading it with so many amendments, democratic leader harry reid feared
feinstein of california that started when senator cruz attempted to instruct senator feinstein of the finer points of the constitution. >> the second amendment in the bill of rights provides that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. the term "the right of the people" also found in the fourth amendment, the right of the people to be free from unreasonable search and seizure would she think the fourth amendment against searches and seizures could properly apply only to the following specified individuals and not to the individuals that congress has deemed outside the protection of the bill of rights. >> would senator yield for a question? >> i'm not a 6th grader. senator, i have been on this committee for 20 years. i was a mayor for nine years. i walked in. i saw people shot. i have looked at bodies that have been shot with these weapons. you used the word "prohibit." it exempts 2,271 weapons. isn't that enough for the people in the united states? >> mr. chairman -- >> do they need a bazooka? >> senator feinstein later apologized for her response saying that s
. >> senator dianne feinstein who proposed the assault weapons ban and she has taken heat from republicans. today, when a tea party senator who just been elected a few months ago started in, she decided she had enough of that. >> it seems to me that a lot of this should begin as our foundational document. >> the drama begins with freshman senator of texas, telling california senator feinstein a weapons ban is unconstitutional. >> and the second amendment provides that the right of the people to keep and bare arms will not be infringed. >> senator, i've been on this committee for twenty years. i was a mayor for nine years. i walked in, i saw people shot. >> feinstein is referring to the fact that back in 1978, she was one of the first to find mayor and harvey milk after they were assassinated at san francisco city hall. >> you know, it's fine you want to lecture me on the constitution. i appreciate it. just know i have been here for a long time. i studied the constitution myself and i am reasonably well educated and i thank you for the lecture. you use the word, prohibit, it exempts 2,
disappointment for dianne feinstein, her bill which creates a national ban on assault weapons was removed from the gun control legislation set to go before the full senate next month. senate majority leader harry reid told feinstein the ban will be offered as an amendment. experts say it had little chance of passage. feinstein awe co-authored the ban that expired after ten years. >>> there were gasps in ohio courtroom as a confessed high school shooter insulted his victims' families by flashing them his middle finger. he also removed his button-down prison overshirt to reveal a "killer" shirt. peter lang pleaded guilty to killing students and wounding others. doctors say lang suffers from psychosis and ha louis naiss. lain does not have the possibility of parole. >>> a follow-up to 0 a story we first brought you last night at 11:00. police are still investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting in san jose. a man was shot and killed after police say he tried to run over an officer with his car. the suspect died at the hospital. just before 7:00 last night, three san jose officers tried to p
with syria. he told wolf blitzer there's a high probability chemical weapons were used. diane feinstein, the democratic colleague said today, quote, the white house has to make some kind of decision on this. jessica yellin is already in israel. she joins us by phone. jessica, senator feinstein said a short time ago, quote, i think the probabilities are high that we're going into very dark times. i think the white house needs to be prepared. white house seems to be more cautious today. where do they stand on all of this? >> reporter: anderson, white house officials say they are still assessing reports that chemical weapons are used so cautious is the right word. we know that the president has said the use of chemical weapons, as you say, is a red line. he's gone further and said that if assad crosses it there will be, quote, consequences. he has said you will be held accountable. today his chief of staff said on cnn that it would be a game changer if, in fact, chemical weapons were used. now the president has not specified what he means exactly when he says assad or his regime would be h
dianne feinstein echoed that warning with a stark message to the president. and i will quote her. she said, i think the probabilities are very high, we are going in dark times and i think the white house needs to be prepared. both committees now have been fully briefed. all right. i want to bring our guests tonight and talk about what this means. seth jones joins us with general wesley clark. thanks very much for both of you. you know about this issue. general, let me start with you. this is something the president has set as a red line, i'll play what he said in a moment, but he has said if chemical weapons are used, that's a red line. what does the u.s. do if they have been? >> both secretary of state and the president have looked very closely at this issue of what assistance can be given to the syrian resistance, the rebels there. and the syrian rebels are getting increasingly well organized. they're right now just representatives, pretty soon the government will be formed. people will have positions so i think what you are going to see is more and more u.s. assistance to directly
cruz of texas and dianne feinstein who's a grown-up. cruz challenged feinstein on the constitution and feinstein hit hard back. let's take a look. >> the question that i would pose to the senior senator from california is would she deem it consistent with the bill of rights for congress to engage in the same endeavor that we are contemplating doing with the second amendment in the context of the first or fourth amendment? namely would she consider it constitutional for congress to specify that the first amendment shall apply only to the following books? and she'll not apply to the books that congress has deemed outside the protection of the bill of rights. >> i'm not a sixth grader. senator, i've been on this committee for 20 years. i was a mayor for nine years. i walked in. i saw people shot. i've looked at bodies that have been shot with these weapons. i've seen the bullets that implode. in sandy hook, youngsters were dismembered. it's fine you want to lecture me on the constitution. i appreciate it. just know i've been here for a long time. i've passed on a number of bills. i st
dianne feinstein of california, who's the sponsor, of course, of the assault weapons ban. that's not the kind of thing we see from senators every day, is it? >> no, it really isn't what we see from them every day, but i have to say senator feinstein was a bit more gracious than maybe i would have been. it reminded me of the old lloyd benson moment where he said, senator, you are no jack kennedy. dianne feinstein is the last person who needs to be lectured about the rigors of the constitution and what limits may or may not be about the second amendment. >> if there's anyone who knows a lit bit about the horrors of gun violence, goldie, as you say, it's dianne feinstein. she became mayor of san francisco in '78 because a gunman assassinated the sitting mayor and murdered gay rights pioneer harvey milk. we saw senator feinstein sticking up for herself. take a listen to her back on that day when she confronted gun violence firsthand. >> both mayor musconi and supervisor harvey milk have been shot and killed. >> goldie, i would only point out that the day those assassinations happen
freshman republican ted cruz and the bill's veteran sponsor, democrat dianne feinstein. >> the question that i would pose to the senior senator from california is would she deem it consistent with the bill of rights, for congress to engage in the same endeavor that we are contemplating doing with the second amendment in the context of the first or fourth. >> it's fine you want to lecture me on the constitution, i appreciate it. just know, i've been here for a long time, i've passed on a number of bills, i've studied the constitution myself. i am reasonably well educated. and i thank you for the lecture. incidentally, this does not prohibit you use the word prohibit. it exempts 2,271 weapons. isn't that enough for the people in the united states? do they need a bazooka? do they need other high-powered weapons that military people use to kill in close combat? i don't think so. >> president obama tries to lay on the charm offensive now with the senate republicans today. that's a tough crowd. >> be surprised to hear that my conference opposes this left-wing manifesto masquerading as a respo
pop out leis and call it a day. >> stephanie: and senator feinstein is still scraping ted cruz off of her shoes. >> that was awesome. >> stephanie: thank you for the lecture i appreciate it. i'm going to play that all morning. >> yes, she says to him essentially i have been here longer than you have been alive. >> stephanie: we'll it is just awesome. and speaking of awesome chicks. jacki schechner in the current news. >> happy friday everybody. president obama is travelling to argon today, a department of research that specializes in advanced battery research. you may remember during his state of the union address, the president stated he is prepared to use executive action should congress fail to act on alternative energy. he is going to ask for $2 billion over ten years. the money would come from royalties from offshore drilling. rob portman has changed his stance on same-sex marriage because his son is gay. he said his son will came out to him back in 2011 and then he realized he wanted his son to have the same opportunities as everyone else. senator portman
feinstein all but concedes defeat on a ban for assault weapon autos the need for more cabs. tonight a noisy confrontation where drivers are honking mad. stay with us. awc news >>> bombs exploded in baghdad on the 10th anniversary of the u.s. letd invasion of the country. 65 people were killed and 200 wounded. abc 7 news political reporter is here now with a look back at the war and mark, the cost to one california family. >> dan, long time reporter talked with me today from his home. but on the night the war began he was embedded with marine unit fox 25. they roll add cross the border, mike remembers clearly the sentiment among the troops they knew it's game on he says the statue of saddam hussien came down, two days later the looting start skptd second turning point, right after saddam hussien was captured. >> we stood, took fire everywhere we went. i think people were now realizing that they're going take sides. >> the marine unit was one of the first to come home that summer. the country had no idea how long the fighting would drag on.. >> i don't think troops had to change much until th
minutes. >> thank you, mr. chairman. i know senator feinstein has fought for this legislation and passionate about her belief in the need for legislation, and i respect her conviction, although i strongly oppose the bill. gun violence is a tragic problem in the united states, and it is our responsibility to address the problem on behalf of the american people. we could do that right now with broad, bipartisan support if we are willing to address the serious deficiencies in the mental health system, improve the background that -- background check database and do a better job of enforcing existing wall. i am encouraged, that senator gramm and others on the committee that support legislation to patch the holes in the background system. i am hopeful legislation senators to merck introduced and was voted out of committee -- senator schumer introduced and was voted out of committee. we simply need to pass the holes in the background check system that allows the mentally ill to buy guns. that is the type of legislation that would have the greatest positive impact on gun violence in a
senator dianne feinstein's proposed assault weapons ban from the gun control legislation that's protected to reach the senate floor next month. harry reid said he would like to do it but the votes are against her. >> diane has worked so hard on this but urgent now her amendment using most the optimistic numbers has less than 40 votes. not 60. >> john: he's quite broken off. if harry reid had not broken his promise to pass new laws with 51 votes getting the necessary number might have been possible. here's another number over 50 that senator might have considered when making his legislative plans. according to the latest "abc news" "washington post" poll, 57% of adults said they would support a ban on the sale of assault weapons. only 41% said they wouldn't. that's only if you believe in democracy. as for senator feinstein she had said to have been angry when she told reporters, how many assault weapons do you need circulating. to have these mass killings is such a blight on everything that america stands for. meanwhile new gun control legislation became latte in colorado where democratic
. and senator dianne feinstein gets an assault weapons ban out of the senate judiciary committee yesterday. a big first step. >> first, this is the full court press. >> other headlines making news on this friday, another big problem for the carnival cruise line. just a month after one of their ships floated with no power in the gulf of mexico yesterday, the carnival dream suffered mechanical problems while docked in st. martin. toilets didn't work for a while. the only good thing was that they were in port. so people could actually leave the ship. guests are now -- they have cancelled the rest of the cruise. guests are being flown home and given a refund for three days of the cruise that they will miss plus half off their next cruise should they choose to book another one. >> gee, thanks >> bill: how about a show of hands. how many listening or how many watching would go on a carnival cruise? >> they ought to change the name >> bill: hello. i see one hand raised. they ought to change the name. i don't know. there is a death wish on it or something, man.
. >> the clerk, call the roll. >> ms. feinstein? >> no. >> mr. shumer. >> no by proxy. >> mr. whitehouse. >> no by proxy. >> ms. klobuchar. >> no. >> mr. coons. >> no by proxy. >> mr. blumenthal. >> no. >> ms. hiono. >> no. >> mr. hatch. >> aye by proxy. >> mr. graham. >> aye by proxy. >> mr. lee. >> aye by proxy. >> mr. cruz. >> aye. >> mr. flake. >> aye by proxy. >> mr. chairman. >> no. >> mr. chairman. >> it is eight yeas, 10 nays. >> senator schumer. senator schumer will be recorded no in person. senator cornyn, you have the floor. >> i call up amendment 13116 and ask for its consideration. >> no objection. it's before the committee. >> this amendment would allow persons who have obtained a protection order, which is actually a broader definition than just merely a protective order as ordinarily -- ordinarily thought of. this would allow people who've obtained a protection order as defined by the violence against women act to obtain and possess the personal self-defense weapons prohibited by this legislation. the national coalition against domestic violence estimates that 1.3 million
on the legislation that's before us unless senator feinstein forgot what i've said. >> she hasn't. >> you haven't? >> none of us have. >> indelibly pressed. >> thank you. i think as long as i have the floor i will say what we normally say about what's on the agenda. we have the two nominees on the agenda. we have a request on our side to hold them over. so i won't have to repeat before that business up. in regard to the rest of the markup, just one sentence, well, maybe i will say a procedural thing because i know we have amendments on our side and even though i don't have anything to say on the bill further i hope we respect everybody's right to offer amendments. whoever on our side wants to do that, even beyond senator cornyn. the only thing that i want to say as i'm still amazed that after we've had two witnesses in two hearings from the justice department, we still have not received analysis from the department on the constitutionality of the legislation that we're going to be seeking today. that's all i have to say. >> we have senator schumer has joined us. senator franken and senator -- [
feinstein's assault weapons ban will likely get through the democrat-led senate judiciary committee on a party line vote, but the legislation will have a tough time when it comes before the full senate next month. feinstein said she will need all the help she can get because she will be facing what she calls an 800-pound gorilla, the national rifle association. >>> also this morning, in san francisco, a group of silicon valley investors is announcing a new effort to curb gun violence through technology such as biometric firearm locks. more than 20 venture capitalists and others have formed a technology committee to reduce gun violence. they will be joined today by parents of victims of the newtown school shooting for a town hall event at the bill graham civic auditorium. >>> a policy to ease overcrowding in prison, the number of sex offenders who violated parole in california increased 15% since a policy 17 months ago, the number rose from 72 to 84. the realign am policy calls for violators to be county jails instead of prison. many serve little time due to overcrowding. >>> surfers
has approved an assault weapons ban that was proposed by california senator dianne feinstein. she was clearly angry when a tea party colleague tried to scold her about the constitution. >> it seems to me that we all begin with the constitution. >> i am not a sixth grader. i was a mayor for nine years i walked in and i saw people shot i've looked at bodies that have been shot with these weapons. i have seen bullets that implode. sandy hook youngsters were dismembered. >> catherine: the measure now goes to the full senate for consideration. it's going to be a tough fight - because of opposition by the n-r-a and and an expected filibuster by republicans. feinstein is hoping president obama can help fight for the ban -- like president clinton did for her bill back in the 90's. the president has been pushing for tighter gun since the grade school shooting in connecticut. the families of some of the children killed in that shooting were in san francisco today. they joined bay area leaders to mark the three- month anniversary of the massacre. and announce an initiative to prevent future
for the president. thank you, danielle. >>> a fiery exchange between dianne feinstein and texas's senator, ted cruz. during a senate judiciary committee on banning assault-style weapons, cruz who opposes any weapons ban, questioned the constitutionality of the bill. a sharp clash resulted between feinstein and the tea party freshman. >> namely, would she consider it constitutional for congress to specify that the first amendment shall apply only to the following books and shall not apply to the books that congress has deemed outside the protection of the bill of rights. >> let me just make a couple of points in response. one, i'm not a sixth grader. senator, i've been on this committee for 20 years. i was a mayor for nine years. it's fine you want to lecture me on the constitution, i appreciate it, just know i've been here for a long time, i've passed on a number of bills, i've studied the constitution myself. i am reasonably well educated, and i thank you for the lecture. >> well, that bill cleared the committee on a party-line 10-8 vote and now heads to the full senate where it is likely to be de
." 88ibits 2271 weapons -- since 2002 under 71 weapons. isn't that enough? cruz and dianne feinstein. can this relationship be saved? the gun-control measure was approved and then along party lines. what are its chances of survival, lois? >> the one that has a chance of survival is universal checks. this congress does not have the taste for banning assault weapons, and i don't know why. the other one that could have a chance as high-powered magazines. but there's still a lot of resistance. background check >> is, though? >> possibly. theretty small beer in amount of outrage there was after the murders. the best i could do, i guess, but in washington, if you just outwait the passion -- >> i don't know if you can on this. the mothers from newtown are going around the country and are getting a tremendous response. > i think senator ted cruz deserves a special distinction. he is writing a book called " dale carnegie was wrong." [laughter] he could alienate mother teresa in 30 seconds. he is doing so member by member in the committee he serves. there is a real chance that high-capacity ma
- championed by senator dianne feinstein- was shot down before it reached the senate floor today. senate majority leader harry reid says a ban on assault weapons will 'not' be a part of a gun control package he's bringing to the senate floor. he says there's just not enough support. feinstein wrote the bill and says she's determined to get a vote. she'll put the ban in a separate amendment. >> president obama is headed to israel. he boarded air force one tonight. this is his second trip to the middle east as president. and his first visit to israel and the west bank since taking office.. he'll be meeting israeli leaders - and also with officials of the palestinian authority -- and with jordan's leader. the white house is playing down expectations for the trip. >> today marks ten years since the start of the war in iraq. about a million americans served in iraq. and about 4-thousand- 5=hundred service-members died there. along with at least 2- thousand government contractors, and 174 journalists. a c-n-n poll says only four out of ten americans now believe it was a smart decision to invad
and this was not a random crime. >> senator dianne feinstein's assault weapons ban will likely get through the democrat-led senate judiciary committee on a party line vote, but the legislation will have a tough time when it comes before the full senate next month. feinstein said she will need all the help she can get because she will be facing what she calls an 800-pound gorilla, the national rifle association. >>> also this morning, in san francisco, a group of silicon valley investors is announcing a new effort to curb gun violence through technology such as biometric firearm locks. more than 20 venture capitalists and others have formed a technology committee to reduce gun violence. they will be joined today by parents of victims of the newtown school shooting for a town hall event at the bill graham civic auditorium. >>> a policy to ease overcrowding in prison, the number of sex offenders who violated parole in california increased 15% since a policy 17 months ago, the number rose from 72 to 84. the realign am policy calls for violators to be county jails instead
. she's known as di=fi, but california's senior senator was more like di=feisty today. dianne feinstein tearing into texas senator ted cruz, a tea party republican. the exchange came as a senate committee approved her proposed ban on assault weapons. and senator cruz tried to deliver what she called a "lecture" about the constitution. >> one, i'm not a sixth grader. senator, i've been on this committee for twenty years. i was a mayor for nine years, i walked in, i saw people shot. i've looked at bodies that have been shot by these weapons. nearly 25 years ago, when feinstein was a san francisco supervisor, she was witness to a double murder just a few steps from her office at city hall. >> both mayor moscone and supervisor harvey milk have been shot and killed. she says the horror of that day has never left her. >> i can not get out of my mind trying to find a pulse in someone and putting fingers in a bullet hole. i can not get out of my mind walking into a crime and seeing the brain matter all over the carnage. in 1994, she sponsored a federal ban on assault weapons, which expired ten
eight daysing a. >>> diane feinstein expressed anger when she learned the bill would not include her assault weapons ban. feinstein says her discovery of slain supervisor harvey milk fuels her desire for stricter gun control. >> this is very important to me. i'm snot going to lay down and play dead. i think the american people have said in every single public poll that they support this kind of legislation. >> the legislation would need at least 60 votes to pass. the majority leader says the assault measure has at best 40 vote. >>> another marine has died in nevada bringing the death toll to 8. six marines your injured and flown to nearby hospitals. the marines were firing a mortar. they were all from camp lejeune. the pentagon has put a moratorium on the firing of those mortars pending an investigation. >>> in iraq a series of bombings marked the tenth anniversary of the u.s.-led invasion. at least 65 people were killed in about 20 different attacks. most of them in and around baghdad. nearly 250 other people were wounded. this is iraq's deadliest day in 6 months and it was a stark
senator dianne feinstein who introduced the assault weapons ban. >> it seems to me that all of us should begin as our foundational document with the constitution. and the second amendment in the bill of rights provide for the right of the people to keep and bill arms shall not be infringed. >> one, i'm not a sixth grader. senator, i've been on this committee for 20 years. i was a mayor for nine years. i walked in, i saw people shot. i've looked at bodies that have been shot with these weapons. i have seen the bullets that implode. in sandy hook youngsters youngsters were dismembered. it's fine you want to lecture me on the constitution. i appreciate it. i've been here a long time. i studied the constitution myself. i am reasonably well educated, and i thank you for the lecture. incidentally, this does not prohibit--you use the word prohibit. it exempts 2,271 weapons. isn't that enough for the people in the united states? do they need a bazuka. >> michael: senator, you're no jack kipped. cruz is not winning any popularity contests. he has been on the losing side of every single vote take
on this committee 20 years. >> gun debate gets heated. what made dianne feinstein spar with a colleague today. >> in the delta what a new plan means for those who depend on this vital water way. >> i'm michael finney. blenders can be one of the best appliances to have but do you have to spend hundreds of dollars for the best one? >>> the head of the tsa defended his decision to allow small pocketknifes on airplanes responding to critics saying it's a bad idea. more now from washington, d.c.. >> a knife fight in congress. lawmakers grilled tsa administrator about his decision to allow small knifes, golf clubs and hockey sticks on planes. >> this is a big deal. and i'm trying to figure out how this could not be perceived something potentially dangerous to them, to the people on planes. >> we focus on objects then, we're always behind the 8 ball. >> saying hardened cockpit doors make it difficult to hijack a blaen a knife. he'd rather screeners focus on bigger threats since as ieds. >> small knifes are not going to result in failure of an aircraft. >> the decision has set off a fire storm with m
. >> dianne feinstein butts heads over a colleague with her ban for military style weapon autos why are customers getting bills for a year's worth of water? ahead we'll get to the bottom of it. >> stay with us. abc 7 >>> it's been a busy day for pope francis the new leader of the world's catholics. the pontiff celebrated with cardinal thdz morning. pope francis the first to be elected outside europe showed he would lead by example. >> he stopped in the main office, greeted everyone deciding to pay the bill for his room that he'd been occupying for the past weeks because it e.was concerned about giving a good example of what priests should do. >> some are expressing concerns. he says gay marriage is a destructive attack on god's plan. these positions led some people to keep their praise in check. >> wait and see attitude towards this pope. he has a reputation for being an ultraconservative so. it is not necessarily the remedy of what ales the catholic faith. >> he holds a news conference saturday and will mark a mass to mark the start of his reign. >> a start ban on assault weapons,
feinstein and guess what, whatever we do locally, when i work with melia cohen making illegal hollow point munitions that have no place in our society here, we know that if the next county over doesn't do the same thing or the next region, it will come in very easily. we have to work locally, regionally and nationally. so as we do these things i'm going to continue talking about the support, snore feinstein's national support for the assault weapons ban she had in the 90's that (inaudible) in 2004, it's going to be aupb uphill fight as president obama has reminded us, but we have to keep talking about it. we have to keep the pictures of our youth in front of us in everything that we do. so this is what i am willing to do and again continue asking everybody for help in the city because the more i do that, the more of the graciousness of our community comes out because this is not something that just law enforcement can do, it's got to be our whole society acting together. thank you. (applause). >> i will take this opportunity to present our chief who has been working very closely with m
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ted cruz and veteran dianne feinstein, over gun control that was described as patronizing. >>> and a terrible day for jpmorgan, as a senate report accuses ceo jamie dimon of hiding the bank's loss. >>> according to the national journal, the 2016 republican presidential primaries are officially -- unofficially, under way. rising gop stars marco rubio and rand paul kicked things off at the first day of cpac, each providing a vision of the future for their party. the junior senator from florida was the first to address the crowd, speaking about fiscal responsibility, and the need to defend social values. >> we believe in solving our debt problem. because it's hurting job creation. the only real approach that solves it is the combination of fiscal discipline and rapid economic growth. there's no tax increase in the world that will solve our long-term debt problem. just because i believe that states should have the right to define marriage in a traditional way does not make me a bigot. the people who are close-minded in american politics are the people that love to preach about
feinstein. >>> in 1994, presidents ronald reagan, gerald ford and jimmy carter sent a letter to all house members endorsing an assault weapons ban. they also presented a radical notion -- that the legislation wouldn't stop all assault weapon-related crime, but it was a start. can the current congress put pragmatism ahead of ideology? we'll discuss, next. >>> they can call me crazy or anything else they want. but nra's nearly five million members and americans 100 million gun owners will not back down, not ever. i promise you that. >> that was the face of the nra himself, wayne lapierre just in the last hour at cpac. lapierre may continue to be immovable. but washington seems to be moving forward on the issue of gun safety. yesterday, three months to the day after the shooting at sandy hook elementary school, the senate judiciary committee voted narrowly in favor of the controversial ban on assault weapons, a vote on the floor of the senate could happen as early as next week. the proposal bans 157 different firearms and ammunition magazines carrying more than ten rounds. but the vote yeste
meeting. >> senator dianne feinstein admitted that she had her gun ban bill ready to go a year ago. tucked away in a drawer, just waiting for the right opportunity. really? waiting for an unspeakable tragedy to push her political agenda? >> we'll start with this. we're going to start with guns and the showdown that everyone is talking about. senator dianne feinstein clashed with freshman senator ted cruz. feinstein says cruz patronized her with an unsolicited civics lesson on gun legislation. let's get straight to our panel now. cnn contributor and political consultant margaret hoover in washington, patricia murphy, founder of jane politics, here in atlanta, and democratic strategy jamaal simmons in washington. this has created some fireworks everywhere. patricia, i want to start with you. what is your take on the feinstein/cruz smackdown? >> i have many takes. i think cruz was out of line. senator feinstein is a 20-year veteran of the judiciary committee, wrote first bill on the assault weapons ban, she doesn't need a lecture on the constitution. in addition to being rude to her, this man
senator dianne feinstein over the second amendment. senator cruz on gun troll at the top of the 1:00 hour. the benghazi investigation is heating up as a leading republican senator says that the administration is keeping survivors of the attack from talking. we have the latest now. >> reporter: well, details about the september 11 benghazi terrorist attack continue to emerge as we learn that three diplomatic security agents in the state department contractor, who were among the injured, may be being asked not to talk, according to senator lindsay graham who tells fox news, the injured survivors have been told to, quote, keep quiet. ambassador john bolton says the way the administration has hammed the benghazi is abnormal and those who were on the ground during the attack have not been made available to congress. >> part of the administration's problem here is that many people think they engagedin a coverup, that they made up the story about the demonstration because they didn't want to reveal that terrorist groups were prevalent in and around benghazi. >> reporter: the ranking member of th
dianne feinstein growing concerned about national security. what she is trying to do about it. >> spend a lot of money, a lot of time, and a lot of staff and consultants. >> plus, new controversy surrounding the catholic church. why some are questioning how it spends its money. >>> yes still waiting to learn the names of five service members killed in a helicopter crash in afghanistan. the military will release all the names after the family members are notified. the helicopter went down in a rainstorm yesterday. >>> senator dianne feinstein is worried about what the current sequester will do to the security. put iran on the top of the list of things the u.s. needs to worry about. >> both the syrian and north koreaen example demonstrate the need to prevent iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. yet, its work continue. and revolutionary guard are growing bolder and more capable of their terrorist attack plotting and play a very critical role in pr vieding warnings. >> she will get the intelligence community the money it needs to get information for u.s. policymakers. the across the boar
senators boxer and feinstein for their reaction and have not heard back. an expert said the country already has the best, but there's room for improvement when i see you next. >>> president obama heads back to capitol hill today to meet with senate republicans and house democrats. it's the president's third trip this week to meet with lawmakers. he's trying to get republicans and democrats to agree on a budget. yesterday senate democrats unveiled their budget proposal calling for increases in spending and taxes. the republican budget plan focuses on spending cuts. the president will release his proposal early next month. >>> time is now 6:16. in berkeley a high school student is recovering after being beaten and robbed within blocks of a school. it happened yesterday morning about 11:15. the victim goes to berkeley technology academy. his school and a nearby preschool were locked down for about 30 minutes while police searched around for the suspect. that boy was taken to a hospital, his injuries described as minor. so far no arrests have been made. >>> the legal battle over two can
and the bill's sponsor, california senator dianne feinstein. >> would she think the fourth amendment protection against searches and seizures could probab the following specified individuals and not to the individuals that congress has deemed outside the protection. >> i'm not a sixth grader. senator, i've been on this committee for 20 years. it's fine you want to lecture me on the constitution. i appreciate it. just know i've been here for a long time. i've passed on a number of bills. i've studdied the constitution myself. i'm really well eye okayed it and thank you for the lecture. incidentally, this does not prohibit -- it exempts 2,271 weapons. isn't that enough for the people in the united states? >> nobody doubts her sincerity or her passion, and yet at the same time i would note that she chose not to answer the question i asked, which is, in her judgment, would it be consistent with the constitution for congress to specify which books are permitted and which books are not and to -- >> the answer is obvious. no. >> sean: joining me now, someone who has beenous spoken been the gun grab. a
talking gun control, texas freshman ted cruz gave california's dianne feinstein a bit of a lecture on the constitution. here is a sample. >> the question that i would pose to the senior senator from california is would she deem it consistent with the bill of rights for congress to engage in the same endeavor that we are contemplating doing with the second amendment, in the context of the first or fourth amendment? >> reporter: the point he's making the second amendment allows people to keep and bear arms and should not be infringed including by senator feinstein's bill, harris. >> harris: in that clip or video, senator feinstein was doing all the listening. she's a veteran of the senate and how did she respond. >> reporter: she replied saying she's not a 6th grader and if a well-educated and on the committee for 20 years. and thanked ted cruz for the lecture and made this point. >> it exempts, 2,271 weapons. isn't that stuff for the people in the united states? do they need a bazooka? do they need other high-powered weapons that million people use to kill in close combat? i don't
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